The 19th Asian Games emphasise the concepts of 'culture' and 'intelligence' as revealed in a press conference held Wednesday in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. This event showcases a diverse range of cultural expressions and technological advancements.
The application of digital technology is essential to the smart Asian Games, said Chen Weiqiang, the executive secretary-general of the Organizing Committee of the Games.
China's Hangzhou Asian Games has introduced a new digital torchbearer, electronic identity register cards, and a series of digital products for the first time, he said.
With its command center located at its core, the Hangzhou Asian Games have established a number of digital command platforms at various levels and venues.
Intelligent robots are being utilized for various scenarios such as guest reception, patrolling, firefighting, and distribution, serving functions in daily operations, public performances, and sports training, among others.
In the realm of intelligent participation, the digital participation platform, which encompasses a food guide, travel guide, language assistance, and more, is utilized to provide a range of services to people with learning disabilities.
The concept of the concept has been emphasized throughout the preparation process, he said.
In the Athletes' Village, there are cultural exhibitions with distinctive Chinese and Hangzhou characteristics, such as cultural markets and artistic performances, among other activities.
It's worth noting that the cultural elements will be vividly expressed during the opening ceremony on Saturday, he said. The opening ceremony will showcase the rich historical culture and the unique charm of the water towns in South China.